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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered North Korean Weapons The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was killed by a dangerous super-toxin, VX nerve agent, investigators have concluded. There are remaining questions about how his killers got their hands on such a dangerous chemical weapon and what clues there are about the connection to North Korea's weapons stockpile.
  • 1:00 am
    KQED Newsroom Immigration issues, Robert Reich, Cleve Jones First, an interview with Shawn Moran, a border patrol agent in San Diego and a spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council. Then, UC Hastings law professor Karen Musalo talks about the new Department of Homeland Security rules cracking down on illegal immigration. UC Berkeley professor and Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich talks about job creation. And LGBT activist Cleve Jones shares his new memoir, When We Rise.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week President Trump Defends his Agenda as Angry Voters Confront Congress President Trump will deliver his first address to Congress next week where he will defend the agenda he has pursued in his first month in office. His actions on immigration and transgender rights have energized the Republican base but have also led to a series of protests across the country that his administration dismissed as paid agitators. For the first time, the president condemned a wave of anti-Semitic incidents that have been increasing this year. The lawmakers Trump will be speaking to on Tuesday experienced voter frustration firsthand this week in boisterous town halls across the nation. Many angry voters confronted Republicans about their plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know Over the coming decades, artificial intelligence will profoundly impact the way we live, work, wage war, play, seek a mate, educate our young and care for our elderly. It is likely to greatly increase our aggregate wealth, but it will also upend our labor markets, reshuffle our social order, and strain our private and public institutions. Eventually it may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators and outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans. Jerry Kaplan is widely known as an artificial intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, bestselling author and futurist. He co-founded four Silicon Valley startups, two of which became publicly traded companies, and teaches at Stanford University. Join Kaplan for an illuminating conversation about the future of artificial intelligence and how much humans should entrust to machines.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Protests in France over Alleged Police Brutality There are new claims of police brutality in France targeting racial minorities. Along with calls for reforming policing, the controversy has also cast a spotlight on Frances gritty banlieues - the low-income, immigrant heavy suburbs, with their poverty, high unemployment and crime. Some reject that stereotype - as Lisa Bryant reports from the Paris suburb of Bobigny.
  • 4:00 am
    World Affairs Countering ISIL The news each week is filled with increasingly horrific stories of the effects of violent extremism and ISIL-led and ISIL-inspired attacks in Iraq, Syria and around the world. How are the US defense, intelligence, diplomatic, and development agencies working to prevent the rise of violent extremism and counter ISIL? What consensus for our strategies and tactics exists among US allies and partners? And what role should the multilateral organizations, including the UN, NATO and others play in the year ahead?
  • 5:00 am
    Weekend Edition Lightning Success Rowan Hisayo Buchanan was working on her first novel when suddenly her vision went white, and had an incredible pain her face. Shed been struck by lightning while sitting at her computer. Her new novel is, Harmless like You.
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Grand Gesture This week, stories of people going to very extreme measures to demonstrate their feelings. Elna Baker makes a questionable trip to Africa, while a man in Florida commits a series of disturbing acts in the name of love. Ira also goes to a high school to talk to kids before a dance.
  • 1:00 pm
    Snap Judgment One in a Million There is lots of stuff that is never supposed to happen, but once in a while, something slips through the cracks.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radiolab Inheritance Once a kid is born, their genetic fate is pretty much sealed. Or is it? This hour, we put nature and nurture on a collision course and discover how outside forces can find a way inside us, shaping not just our hearts and minds, but the basic biological blueprint that we pass on to future generations.
  • 3:00 pm
    Freakonomics Radio No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry Imagine youve just won an Academy Award. But while youre giving your acceptance speech, your company is going bankrupt. Thats whats happening to many in Hollywoods special effects industry. This week, Freakonomics Radio explores why America is losing its visual effects jobs, and whos to blame.
  • 4:00 pm
    Reveal -- From the Center for Investigative Reporting The Limits of Religious Freedom On the next Reveal, the program revisits and updates an hour that explored the tricky territory of religious freedom and how different groups have exploited this loophole. We know that America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty ... But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to make money, skirt rules or hurt children?
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion October Rerun This week: a look back to the October 22 broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats perform "Wasting Time" and "Out on the Weekend," Anis Mitchell sings "Why We Build the Wall" and "Clyde Waters," and John Hodgman shared a few thoughts on beards and septic systems. Plus: Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Dates"; our Royal Academy of Radio Actors with a few new Grandparent names and Bertrand Falstaff Heine's review of this season's snow tires; and a rollicking medley of Swedish fiddle tunes.
  • 8:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Grand Gesture This week, stories of people going to very extreme measures to demonstrate their feelings. Elna Baker makes a questionable trip to Africa, while a man in Florida commits a series of disturbing acts in the name of love. Ira also goes to a high school to talk to kids before a dance.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Live from the World Science Festival A special Live edition of The Moth at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human-guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling.
  • 11:00 pm
    Snap Judgment One in a Million There is lots of stuff that is never supposed to happen, but once in a while, something slips through the cracks.
  • 12:00 am
    Radiolab Inheritance Once a kid is born, their genetic fate is pretty much sealed. Or is it? This hour, we put nature and nurture on a collision course and discover how outside forces can find a way inside us, shaping not just our hearts and minds, but the basic biological blueprint that we pass on to future generations.
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